A pitaya (//) or pitahaya (//) is the fruit of several different cactus species indigenous to the Americas. Pitaya usually refers to fruit of the genus Stenocereus, while pitahaya or dragon fruit refers to fruit of the genus Selenicereus (formerly Hylocereus), both in the family Cactaceae. Dragon fruit is cultivated in Mexico, Southeast Asia, India, the United States, the Caribbean, Australia, Mesoamerica and throughout tropical and subtropical world regions.
From American Spanish pitahaya, from Taíno [Term?].
pitaya (plural pitayas)
- The dragon fruit.
- Hyphenation: pi‧ta‧ya
- the dragon fruit